Oily skin can make you look sweaty all through the year, no matter what the weather. And to top it all, your foundation comes dripping down sooner than expected, blotting sheets become a handbag essential and cleansers leave your skin looking oilier than before *phew* … oily skin woes are never-ending!

If you’re a girl who is constantly looking for remedies to hide that oiliness (because it can be embarrassing, especially on date nights, at parties and weddings), then you’re in for a treat! We’ve got you covered with a fool-proof solution that will make you kiss goodbye to your oily skin. But, before we dive right into the DIY recipe, have you ever wondered what causes oily skin? It is a result of overactive sebaceous glands that secrete a substance called sebum. The sebum production needs to be balanced so that your skin remains healthy and hydrated but not excessive oily as that could lead to clogged pores. Environmental factors such as heat and pollution and lifestyle habits such as not moisturising enough or following the wrong skincare regimen can also cause your skin to look extra oily.

To help you combat oily skin issues, here’s a DIY toner that will not only keep excess oiliness at bay, but also work wonders in evening out your skin tone, calming redness and hydrating your skin. So, run to your kitchen and gather these two ingredients—apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil, before you read further.

diy toner for oily skin

Step 1:

Mix together one tablespoon of tea tree oil, half a cup of apple cider vinegar with one cup of warm water.

Step 2:

Fill the solution into a clean spray bottle.

Step 3:

Spray the DIY toner onto a cotton pad and swipe it across your face twice a day—morning and night.

Step 4:

Follow it up with an oil-free moisturiser such as the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel which is lightweight, enriched with vitamin E and leaves your skin soft with a fresh glow all day.

Use this DIY toner regularly to control that excess oil without drying out your skin.